Pool Q & A

What Is A Gunite Pool?

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Fri, May 30, 2014 @ 01:37 PM

There are many options available to today’s consumer when selecting materials for a swimming pool.   Gunite has long been a popular choice because it is highly durable and it can be used to create a swimming pool in practically any shape. Gunite pools utilize a rebar framework sprayed over with a concrete and sand mixture. This method is preferable over traditional poured concrete that uses a wooden framework to hold the shape of the basin. Gunite is exceedingly durable ensuring that swimming pools made of this substance are built to last. The versatility added to swimming pool design is a major benefit as it provides designers with the ability to create an unlimited array of shapes.

Creative Master Pools

Above pool & spa by Creative Master Pools, Lincoln Park, New Jersey, USA

GUNITE: A mixture of cement and sand sprayed onto contoured and supported surfaces used in building inground swimming pools and spas. 

Alka Pools Construction

Above pool & spa by Alka Pool Construction, Vancouver, British Columbia

Gunite pools also allow designers and homeowners the ability to select from a variety of finishes and coordinate the swimming pool finish with the rest of the outdoor living area. Plaster finishes come in an array of shades that can be coordinated with the pool decking of your choice.   There is also the option of utilizing a pebble aggregate finish for a truly unique, high-end feel for your swimming pool design.   Glass tile is another popular, style-setting trend used with Gunite pools.  Tiles come in a variety of colors shapes and textures and add a beautiful artistic element to the finished swimming pool design. 

Lombardo Pools

Above pool & spa by Lombardo Pools, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Gunite pool construction also allows homeowners the option of adding a variety of additional features to the poolscape design.  These include waterfalls, baja ledges and steps, custom spas, the list is endless.  Working with Gunite offers a flexibility in design that means you can customize a swimming pool to your specific taste and budget.

Memphis Pool

Above pool & spa by Memphis Pool, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

Geremia Pools

Above pool by Geremia Master Pools, Sacramento, California, USA

Their beauty, versatility and durability make Gunite pools a top choice by today’s consumer and, should a Gunite pool owner decide it is time for a remodel, again, the list of options available is endless. 

 Master Pools of Austin

Above pool & spa design by Master Pools of Austin, Texas, USA

For more information on swimming pool construction and design, we invite you to visit our online resource library or find the Master Pools Guild member builder nearest you.  

Morehead Pools

Above swimming pool & spa by Morehead Pools, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Galloway Pools

Above swimming pool by Galloway Pools, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

Watermania pri 2437

Above pool by Watermania, S.A. Guatemala

AquaBlue Pools

Above pool by AquaBlue Pools of Charleston, Charleston-Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA.

We wish you a lifetime of happiness in and around your swimming pool!

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What Is Geothermal Technology And Will It Heat My Swimming Pool?

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 03:01 PM

Lately, geothermal technology has been receiving a good bit of attention in the press.  Master Pools Guild member Geremia Pools, Sacramento California, has been a pioneer in this technology, an early adaptor and a integral member of the industry propelling the technology forward.  But how can that help you economically heat your pool?  Let us explain:

Geremia Pools. CA Design and Construction By Geremia Pools, CA USA

The earth is constantly absorbing heat from the sun.  The term “geothermal” means “the heat in the earth.”  In  many areas the  temperature of the earth, just a few feet below the surface, really does not vary as much seasonally as you might think.  These areas work extremely well for geothermal technology which, in heating mode pulls heat from the ground and unheated pool, and in the cooling mode does the opposite transferring heat from the house to the pool and the ground.   As we stated earlier, Geremia Pools stays on the cutting edge of this technology.  

What is so unique about Geremia’s  GeoSmart Technology is that by using your pool, they are able to dramatically reduce the system's installation cost verses a traditional geothermal system. Their patented equipment connects the system to your pool thereby reducing the number of in-ground panels required. You will find this to be a much more efficient way to lower installation costs while maximizing the energy saving potential for your home.

Geremia Pools

Pool Design and Construction by Geremia Pools, CA  USAP

"GeoSmart Technology will redefine what a swimming pool's overall value is to its owners," says Mike Geremia, President of Geremia Pools. "It is a hidden asset that will yield a good return. By installing our GeoSmart Technology system when building a new pool or remodeling an existing one, pool owners will reduce their home energy bills by up to 70% per month."

The technology not only heats and cools the water in your pool but it also works to help heat and cool your home reportedly saving home owners up to 70%.  For more detailed information click here to access the GeoSmart website.

Homeowners should investigate Federal Tax Credits available on the total investment of this hybrid geothermal system as well as the Property Accessed Clean Energy (PACE) finance program, that can  offer financing  up to 100%  for energy efficient improvements that are permanently fixed to residential property.

Geothermal systems have been recognized by The Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the most environmentally friendly, cost effective and energy efficient heating and cooling technology available today.  

We invite you to visit our resource library for more information on designing your swimming pool!

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